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New PS4 ‘Slim’ console may come with a new DualShock 4

Minor revisions to the PlayStation 4 controller

Sony’s smaller PlayStation 4 model, which was outed this weekend but remains unannounced, may come with a new version of the DualShock 4 controller. A YouTube video posted by user ZRZ today appears to show that new controller, which comes with a few minor revisions.

The most obvious change is a new indicator light that shines through the DualShock 4’s touchpad. This light appears to be a replacement for the indicator light that’s built into the existing model of the PS4 console itself. In ZRZ’s video, the light flashes when attempting to turn on the system with the PS button on the DualShock 4.

Beyond that, the only other obvious change appears to be a slight color variation. The DualShock 4’s face buttons, shoulder buttons, analog sticks and D-pad are now grey instead of the original controller’s black.

A new model of the DualShock 4 (model number CUH-ZCT2U) was tested by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission earlier this year, though it’s not clear if this is the same model or if there are other less visible changes to the controller.

Sony has a media event planned for Sept. 7 in New York, where information on the smaller PS4 and a more powerful console, codenamed "Neo," are expected to be unveiled.

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